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163 paper guidelines - ChAD 163(adolescence paper...

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ChAD 163 (adolescence) paper guidelines The overall goal of this assignment is to help students to understand adolescents’ growth and development in four major domains (physical, cognitive, emotional, social) and the inter-relationships among these domains. BEFORE YOU BEGIN, DOWNLOAD AND READ A WELL-ARGUED PAPER. The overall goal is to present information about some aspect of adolescent development (e.g., giftedness, friendship, gender roles, academic achievement, employment, moral reasoning, gang membership, etc.), the exact topic is up to you. A good way to find a topic is to look through your textbook(s) for subjects that seem interesting or important. Then read through the sub-headings to help you narrow your focus and topic. For example you may begin with a broad interest in autonomy and then narrow that down to focus on resistance to peer pressure . You will need to demonstrate how your particular topic is affected by and/or affects the four domains of development. For example, if you chose delinquency as your topic, you would first define it and present basic information (e.g., rates in the population, ages, types of behaviors, etc.). Then, you will want to show how delinquency impacts or is impacted by physical development (e.g., gender or puberty), cognitive development (e.g., academic achievement, moral reasoning), social development (e.g., peer influences, parent-child relationships) and emotional development (e.g., anger and hostility). In your paper, you want the reader to finish the paper with a greater understanding of your particular topic. The paper is to be at least 8-pages in length - this does not include the title page or reference page. You will want to start off by identifying the exact topic (specific and narrow is usually easier to deal with). You may want to focus on an age-range (early, middle, late) as well. After identifying your specific topic, you will briefly review (at least) 8 empirical research articles that deal with this topic. There must be two references for each developmental domain (cognitive, social, physical, and emotional). Feel free to use more than 8 references (I strongly urge you to do so). Scholarly books or review papers and credible web-sites are acceptable after the criteria for 8 research articles has been met . These required 8 references should be published between 1998 and 2008. To find peer-reviewed journal articles use a data-base called Psych-Info. You will be searching by subject so you will want to type in key terms such as Delinquency , Adolescent Identity, Adolescent Self- Concept - - the reference librarian can help you with search terms if you give her/him your general paper topic). Hopefully this search will yield a series of articles with author, title, and date. Scan through the titles for ones that look particularly interesting or relevant and use the option to view the abstract, this will let you know if it is an article that you might want to use as a reference for the paper. Once you have
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